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Re: [PATCH v1] git-instaweb: Add Python builtin http.server support

> > Could we call this "python3" instead, or provide some other way to
> > communicate this to the user?
> Sounds like a good idea.  Also would this be _the_ sole http server
> implementation Python3 users would choose, or is it just a possible
> one?  What I am trying to get at is that we might need to be even
> more specific than just "python 3", but may need to convey that this
> is for "http.server using python 3".  I dunno.

This is the built in http server that Python comes with (like Ruby
users have builtin webrick server). While it is possible to install
something else, I don't think many casual git-instaweb users would do

I haven't looked in depth into it but I'm pretty sure that by simply
changing the imports I could make this code also work in python2.

Upstream python2 support ends in ~11 months and would Red Hat/CentOS 7
users using new git releases really care about "git instaweb -d python"
not working on installations without Python 3?

In the end I would like to keep the name just "python" to signal that
it only needs standard Python installation and nothing else.